2 face charges following animal attack investigation

Two persons face drug, criminal mischief and other charges following a Graves County Sheriff's Office investigation.

Sheriff Jon Hayden said Deputy Steve Halsell was dispatched to Jackson Purchase Medical Center Monday in response to an animal attack complaint.

Upon arrival, Halsell spoke to Michael Prince Jr., 31, and his mother, Tamila Helton, 54, both of New Concord.

During an investigation, Halsell discovered that Prince was wanted on a Calloway County warrant for flagrant non-support of a child. Helton was suspected to be under the influence of narcotics. A search of her belongings revealed illegal drugs in her purse and she admitted to recent use of methamphetamine, according to Hallsell. While both were being driven to Graves County Jail, Helton reportedly damaged the interior of the patrol car.

Helton was charged with public intoxication, illegal possession of a prescription medication and third-degree criminal mischief.